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Devotions

The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.

A new devotion will be posted every Monday.


Cast Your Cares

Sharon Couchman

How many of you like to fish? The first requirement of fishing is to have the right equipment! Now in the old days if we didn’t have a rod or reel, we would improvise using a flexible tree branch or twig. Then we attached some strong twine and tied on a hook. We would catch a live grasshopper or dig up some wiggly worms and put the live bait on the hook.

The next step was to “cast” the fishing line into the water. When we felt a tug on the line we would retrieve the make-shift rod and reach for the fish. Sometimes the hook would get caught on something and in our excitement, thinking it was a fish, we would jerk the line only to find nothing there. Continue reading

Joy! Joy! Joy!

The other day I woke up with not a lot of joy in my heart. So much has been going on in my life this past month. God has been so very good, but for some reason I didn’t feel the JOY that I normally do each morning. After a quick conversation with the Lord, and prayer, I continued to get ready for work and go about my Father’s business for the day.

At work we corporately come together for prayer each day. It wasn’t long after we started praying that my supervisor shared the importance of maintaining Joy in our daily duties as the enemy comes to steal, rob and destroy it. She mentioned how important Joy was in every aspect of our lives. And the enemy also knows the importance it is for us. Continue reading

The Day My Father Said Good-Bye

Betty Dewhirst

Recently I was sharing with two friends and they suggested that I might want to share with you what I had related to them. As I thought about it later, I decided to do so, hoping that the Holy Spirit would minister to others that are in a time of grieving over the loss of a loved one.

First of all, I would like to give you some background of where our family was at that time in our lives so you will be able to have a clearer picture of everything. Continue reading

The Best is Yet to Come – 2015

Jan Douglas Bish

Mark 2:22 – “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”

Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:37-39) Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Carol Gonterman

Hi! Happy New Year?

I’ve been sitting at my desk pondering over and over…where did 2014 go? How can I get it back? Well, we know I can’t get it back — but it went by so fast!! Continue reading